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THE following account of a nest of the Common Heron {Ardea cinerea L.) built in the middle of a small pool of water is worth recording, as being a departure from the…

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I T is rather surprising that, while so much has been written about British birds, so little has been said about their nestling stages. Judging from the meagre descriptions which even the…

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–One shot by W. Humby in 1885 at Chris tchurch is in t h e H a r t Collection (Birds of Hants, p. 34). STOREY.’–One in t h e Charterhouse Collection…

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of flying machines are m a n y ; students of the flight of birds are few, in spite of the fact that there is, in our own country at any rate,…

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THE first printed list of British Birds is that contained in the ” Pinax Rerum . . . Britannicarum ” of Christopher Merrett, or Merret. This small 8vo work was published in…

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T H E following paper does not pretend to be an exhaustive one, but is the result of my own observations during the past winter in the district of Barnstaple, North Devon….

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ON the evening of Tuesday, June 4th, of this year (1907), a Sardinian Warbler, Sylvia melanocephala (Grmel.) was brought to me in the flesh, for identification, by Mr. Gr. Bristow, taxidermist, of…

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as occurring during acorn or beech-mast years, though the causa morbi has not been so generally understood. I n B R I T I S H B I R D S (Vol….

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a recent number of B R I T I S H B I R D S * Mr. W. P. Pycraft contributed a highly stimulating paper on the subject of nests, with…

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(Continued from page 57.) TUFTED DUCK Fuligula cristata (Leach). S. page 447. SUSSEX.–Recorded as breeding in the county (J. G. Millais, Vict. Hist. Sussex, Vol. I.). HAMPSHIRE.–First known to nest in the…

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